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European Constitutionalism

Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy

  • Date Published: July 2015
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  • isbn: 9781316310052

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  • European Constitutionalism redraws the perimeters in the debate on the nature of the European constitution. Offering a fresh approach to both doctrinal and theoretical issues, this book discusses general characteristics of the European constitution under the headings of relationality, perspectivism and discursiveness, and contains forays to sectoral constitutionalization in the micro- and macroeconomic, social and security dimensions. European constitutionalism must be examined in its interaction with Member State constitutionalism, which plays an essential role in channelling democratic legitimacy to the EU. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars alike.

    • Approaches the European constitution as a multidimensional process of constitutionalization
    • Examines European constitutionalism in interaction with Member State constitutionalism
    • Defends a transnational portrayal of European law and polity, and provides a way out of the problems of an international law, federal or administrative law understanding
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    '… thought-provoking, striking … indispensable … Tuori's European Constitutionalism is an inevitable read for every scholar engaging in the debate on the constitution of the polity EU.' Paulina J. Starski, Yearbook of European Law

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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316310052
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Characteristics:
    1. Relationality
    2. Interlude: the framing juridical constitution
    3. Perspectivism
    4. Discursiveness
    Part II. Sectoral Constitutionalization:
    5. The triumph of the microeconomic constitution
    6. Mutation of the macroeconomic constitution
    7. The European social constitution: between solidarity and access justice
    8. The insecure security constitution

  • Author

    Kaarlo Tuori, University of Helsinki
    Kaarlo Tuori is Professor of Jurisprudence and Academy Professor at the University of Helsinki. He is formerly vice president of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and serves as a consulting expert on the Constitutional Law Committee at the Finnish Parliament.

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